On Thursday 16 September, 78 students represented the College at the ACC Athletics B Division Carnival in Perth. Departing on Wednesday morning, we arrived at the Swan Valley Adventure Centre for a quick luggage drop off and then headed out for a fun afternoon of ten pin bowling and arcade games before dinner at Hillary's Boat Harbour.
Thursday morning, we were up early and ready to compete.
We started the day well, leading from the start with St Stephen's School and Prendiville College hot on our heels for most of the day. Competing against some of Perth’s best schools, our students were up to the challenge. It was that wonderful country town spirit and determination of our athletes that was proving the difference.
It came down to the relays were unfortunately St Stephen's School won just enough relays to steal the lead from us.
We finished the day in second place, only 40 points behind first place. An amazing performance and effort!!
Congratulations to our Years 7, 8 and 9 students for winning the Junior Boys Division and the Years 7, 8, 9 students for winning the Junior Girls Division.
Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Overall top four in their age group.
Male U/13: Eli (Y07) – 3rd place
Female U/13: Glenys (Y07) – 3rd place
Male U/14: Jack (Y08) – Champion
Female U/14: Lucy (Y08) - Champion
Male U/15: Matthew (Y09) - Champion
Female U/15: Sally (Y09) – 4th place
Female U/16: Grace (Y10) – 3rd place
All results can be accessed via: www.accsport.asn.au/system/files/sportstrak/athletics/2021/athsb/page1.htm
Thank you to our Health and Physical Education Department for facilitating the after school training sessions, Mrs Ronnie Toomath, Mr Brad Annison, Miss Emma Scally and Miss Kayley King for accompanying the students on the trip, and Mr Scott Jackson and Mr Paul Bombara for driving the buses.
Finally, a huge thank you to all the students who participated in the Carnival, your determination and drive is why the College has such a great reputation at ACC carnivals. The school community could not be prouder of their behaviour, professionalism, and effort.
Mr Joe Italiano